Oliver Kuttner, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Edison2
Principal – Pegasus BMW Porsche Audi
Principal – Griffon Motor Car Company
Missy Pereny - Global Director of Foam & Comfort Engineering, Lear Corporation
Director – Global Comfort and Engineering Services, Lear Corporation
Global Director – Foam & Comfort Engineering, Lear Corporation
Manager Seat Comfort, Lear Corporation
Senior Comfort Engineer, Lear Corporation
Comfort Engineering Manager, Hyundai-Dymos
Seat Comfort Engineer, Ford
Biomechanical Engineer, Magna International
Dr.-Ing. Jens Standfuss, Fraunhofer Institute Material and Beam Technologie, IWS
Dr. Jens Standfuss obtained a diploma in material science at the Technical University Dresden in 1993. In 1998 he received a Ph.D. at the same University.
Since 1993 he works at Fraunhofer IWS Dresden. After leading the group “Laser Welding” for many years, since January 2015 he is the head of the business unit “Joining”.
Business Unit Manager JOINING, Fraunhofer IWS
Ben Cooper, General Manager, Flex Innovation
As a passionate technologist and business developer, Ben is driven by the need to find innovative solutions to real-world problems. He has spent most of his career between start-ups and Fortune 500 innovation teams.
Before joining Flex, Ben was the founder and Managing Director of IoClothes, the first B2B industry platform providing tools, resources and key insights for the emerging areas of smart textiles and advanced soft systems integration. He was also the host of The IoClothes Podcast, a program that interviewed thought-leaders and innovators fusing tech and textiles.
Previously, Ben was a founding member of VF Corporation’s (parent company for The North Face, Timberland and Vans) Global Innovation Center, co-founded one of the first “smart” infant monitoring companies, Sensible Baby, and started his career as the lead engineer for the US Army’s footwear program.
Ben received a B.S. in Biomedical Physics from Northeastern University and M.S. in Biomechanics with high distinction from Boise State University.
Senior Manager, Research & Testing, VF Corporation Global Innovation Center
Holger Fricke, Head of Department, Adhesive Bonding Technology, Fraunhofer IWS
Abteilungsleiter “Klebtechnische Fertigung”, Fraunhofer IFAM
Sprecher Kernkompetenz Kleben, Fraunhofer IFAM
Wissenschaftler, Fraunhofer IFAM
Markus Wagner, Postdoctoral Researcher, Fraunhofer IWS